Names Released In Fatal FDL County Accident

The first fatal traffic accident of the new year in Fond du Lac County claims two lives. Chief Deputy Sheriff Mark Strand says the three-vehicle accident took the lives of 37-year-old Christopher T. Wachter and his four-year-old son Landon both of Sheboygan Falls. The boy died at the scene and his father died later after being flown to a hospital. Strand says the accident did have an impact on rescuers given the age of the child. Christopher Wachter crossed just over the centerline and clipped the back end of an eastbound SUV on Highway 23 he then lost control and his car got hit by an eastbound semi. Strand says the semi ended up in the ditch and it’s fortunate more vehicles weren’t involved in the accident. The first fatal traffic accident in Fond du Lac County last year didn’t happen until June 16th. No one else was injured in the mishap.